What Happened on July 4, 1947

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • British Open Golf, Royal Liverpool: Irishman Fred Daly wins his only Open, 1 stroke ahead of Reg Horne and Frank Stranahan
  • Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Jack Kramer wins his only Wimbledon singles title beating fellow American Tom Brown 6-1, 6-3, 6-2
  • Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Margaret Osborne beats Doris Hart 6-2, 6-4 for her only Wimbledon singles title

Famous Birthdays

  • Morganna Roberts, Baseball's kissing bandit, born in Louisville, Kentucky
  • William "Bill" Schnee, American musician, music producer, and audio engineer, born in Phoenix, Arizona